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March thaws freeze on finance position

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com A vote by Mayor Jeff Worrell Tuesday broke a tie that gave Pulaski’s town manager the authorization to proceed with hiring a new finance director. Current…

Get on the fast track to HVAC certification

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com Those interested in a heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) career can get on the fast track to receiving certification through a program at New River…

Radford Roosting Festival celebrates area’s feathered friends

Radford Roosting Festival celebrates area’s feathered friends

By LAURA ENDERSON laura@southwesttimes.com RADFORD –In Bisset Park on Saturday, feathers will fly from noon to 3 p.m. during the 6th annual Radford Roosting Festival. “We hope this event will…

New rules for mopeds down the road

By SHELBY MERTENS Capital News Service RICHMOND – Moped operators in Virginia would have to wear helmets and eye protection, carry a government-issued photo ID, and title, register and put…

Snowville Elementary merited for excellence

By SHANNON WATKINS shannon@southwesttimes.com When Snowville Elementary won the Virginia Board of Education Excellence Award, Principal Bridget Parsons pointed out that the school wasn’t especially aiming for it. “We just…

Reception gives ‘whistle stop tour’ of youth art

Reception gives ‘whistle stop tour’ of youth art

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com Fine Arts Center for the New River Valley invites the public to attend a free art show reception Sunday featuring train-themed artwork of area youth. Students…

FOCL pancake dinner

By SHANNON WATKINS shannon@southwesttimes.com Few would imagine that maple syrup could be used to fight aquatic weeds, salvage threatened mussel species, and keep boaters safe, but the Friends of Claytor…

Shooting the walking dead for fun and (not much) profit

Shooting the walking dead for fun and (not much) profit

By SHANNON WATKINS shannon@southwesttimes.com “Feel good” and “zombie” aren’t film genres that collide too often. Barry Keller isn’t all that concerned, though. The local amateur filmmaker is content to forge…

Caregivers build caring connections at annual conference

Caregivers build caring connections at annual conference

By TRAVIS HANDY travis@southwesttimes.com Sometimes in order to live with what is, we must let go of what was. That was the message delivered by Teepa Snow during her keynote…

Roanoke man killed in Giles wreck

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com GILES COUNTY – A Roanoke man died Saturday when the car in which he was a passenger ran off Route 42 in Giles County and struck…